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Five Ways to Recycle Old Carpet

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it….. but if it’s ugly, upgrade it! We care about recycling for two reasons: it saves the planet and it saves you money. We have collected some unique ways to reuse and recycle your old carpet. When it’s time to rip it all out and throw down some new stone or wood floors, your carpet isn’t as dead as you might think. Consider these new life ideas for a summer project!

ONE

Patchwork a carpet together by recycling carpet samples! Via Curbly.

picture of patchwork carpet of carpet samplesPhoto courtesy of curbly.com

TWO

Use carpet between rows of plants to cut down on weed growth. Bonus: it’s easy on your knees while you’re working in the dirt! Via Hometalk.

picture of a garden with carpet scraps in between the rows of plantsPhoto courtesy of hometalk.com

THREE

Rearranging the furniture? Carpet scraps make it easy! Via This Old House

Picture of someone using carpet squares to move a chairPhoto courtesy of thisoldhouse.com

FOUR

Cool kid’s chair! Via Rebuilding Center

picture of a child's chair made out of scrap carpetPhoto courtesy of rebuildingcenter.org

FIVE

This door mat upcycle is pretty incredible. She’s got the step-by-step instructions at CreativeTryals.

picture of a piece of carpet upcycled into a door matPhoto courtesy of reatvietryals.blogspot.com